Industrial Design: PLY, a vintage and industrial design shop in Hamburg

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A few month ago we wrote a post on how easy it was to find affordable industrial design to decorate your home, as long as you had patience and constancy (in my experience, you can indeed furnish a home quickly but expensively with industrial design, or take the  time it needs – weeks or month – and achieve the same but in a far cheaper way). Today, IGNANT, is visiting  a furniture shop located in Hamburg, which is specialized in vintage and industrial design, industrial furniture, interior design, lighting and decorative objects from the 1920s to the 1960s. And judging by the pictures they took, the shop seems to be harboring real wonders…

Here is the short story of their little journey.

Every single piece of industrial design they sell is unique in its design, history and journey, and has been expertly selected for the beauty of its form and function. For owner, David Einsiedler it is sometimes hard to give favorite pieces away he tells me, when I visit him in his shop in a former garage beautifully located in a backyard in Ottensen. Though he is also importing new beautiful pieces of interior design and industrial design all over Europe.

Together with Joke Rasch he is selling interior design as well as small runs of typographic posters that are printed in their own letterpress studio. Most people visiting the shop share the owners passion for industrial design and furniture classics. Ply also furnishes restaurants, shops and offices. They offer full support from concept to implementation of a project, acting as an independant consultant, interior designer and supplier. If you are looking for something special in Hamburg and if you are interested in furniture, lamps, industrial design and home accessories with a classy touch we recommend to go visit PLY.

Opening hours:
Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 6pm and on appointment

PLY unestablished furniture
 · Kleine Rainstr. 44a
 · 22765 Hamburg

Tel: 0049-(0)175-2011004 · Mail: [email protected] · Web:

Text & pictures by Caroline Kurze